News: 2 dead in crash involving car and train in Madison County

PIPE CREEK TOWNSHIP, IN – Authorities were at the scene of a deadly railroad accident in Madison County on Wednesday morning, WTHR reports.

A train and a car were involved in a crash at the intersection of County Road 400 West and County Road 1150 North near Alexandria at about 8:15 a.m.   The Madison County sheriff said the driver of a Chevrolet Impala was going north on County Road West when the engineer of an approaching train sounded his horn.

The engineer told investigators the driver of the car did not slow down at the railroad crossing, and the car was hit by the train on the passenger side.

Two people in the car were killed in the wreck.  They were identified as the driver, 37-year-old Chad M. Stafford, and his passenger, 42-year-old Stephen R. Stafford II.  Both were Anderson residents.  Neither victim was wearing a seat belt, authorities said.

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